Other stars in this historic team were Jack (Dinnie) Reedman, Norman Claxton & the Pash brothers, Harold & Norman. Like the previous match about 100 people attended, but unlike in the previous match the weather was perfect.
North Adelaide produced its first Magarey Medallist in teenager, Philip (Phil) Sandland. Captained by the champion, all-round sportsman Jack (Dinnie) Reedman, North played and comfortably defeated South Adelaide in the Grand Final after a sensational disqualification of Port Adelaide had occurred prior to a Port vs South final (when Port refused to play their match under the appointed umpire). The final result stood at North 5 goals 14 behinds to Medindie's four behinds.
There are, however, many areas in which several members contribute to the outcome. [email protected] Barry Dolman Chairman of the Committee Manages the NAFC Past Players and Officials Association Co-ordinates the tracing of past players Co-ordinates the preparation of a comprehensive publication detailing the Club's history Negotiates archiving of film related to NAFC Bob Richards Assists with preparation for a comprehensive publication detailing the Club's history Assists with Past Player functions Bruce Pointon Videos History Committee Functions Assists with preparation for a comprehensive publication detailing the Club's history Daryl Thomas Contacts past players to get current details David O'Hara Researches and records statistical information about all NAFC matches and players Provides match reports and statistical player’s records for NAFC Annual Reports John Mitchell Assists with preparation for a comprehensive publication detailing the Club's history Geoff Sandford Prepares obituaries as required Kos Sarneckis Supplies the Club with digital images of action photographs taken at matches. After three times being denied premierships by the challenge system, it had at last worked in North's favour. North First - 2.7(19) Second - 6.7(43) Third - 9.9(63) Final - 9.13(67) Port First - 2.1(13) Second - 3.2(20) Third - 7.7(49) Final - 9.9 (63) Goals : Farmer 4.0, Barrett 2.1, Furler 1.3, Burton 1.1, Hawke 1.0, Thomas 0.3, Mc Dowall 0.2, Willshire 0.1, rushed 0.2 Attendance : 23,609 Back row, L to R : G. It is believed that Port Adelaide was behind them being invited to join their group.
Lyn Roberts Secretary of the Committee Maintains the Committee's Procedures manual Malcolm Ellis Assists with management of the Past Players and Officials Association Manfred Kern Vice Chairman of the Committee Scans and stores digital images of our memorabilia collection Nick Haines Organises order of priority lists for the NAFC, SA and Australian Halls of Fame Assists with preparation for a comprehensive publication detailing the Club's history Scott Coppin Manages displays in the Hall Alison Galloway Addition of Photos to Player Database Associate Members Colin Richardson Assists with cataloguing memorabilia held by the Club Julie Vranek Assists with displays in the Hall Assists with cataloguing memorabilia held by the Club. At the eleventh hour, just prior to the start of the 1888 season, a meeting was held in an attempt to reconcile the opposing parties.
Led by the great Australian fast-bowler, Ernie Jones, and wearing its eye-catching, diagonally-striped, red & white lace-up jackets, North Adelaide won its first premiership. The match between the two northern clubs took place on Saturday 26th May on Kensington Oval.But priorities were developed and slowly things began to take shape. Port (4th) narrowly beat Norwood (2nd) and then played and defeated Sturt. Furler missed 2 shots while Port added two goals to creep within 2 points with 12 minutes to play. Due to an ongoing dispute about the use of grounds (amongst other things) the association was split into two groups.As the work of the Committee became better known more members joined and progress accelerated. But as minor premiers North had the right of challenge, so the final match of the season was North against Port. Furler missed again and another point pushed the margin out to 4 points. Norwood, Gawler and North Adelaide (who had changed their name from Hotham) formed one group whilst South Adelaide, Adelaide (who had swallowed up the weaker West after only one season) and Port Adelaide formed the other.• Investigate and resolve particular questions which the Board may refer to it. This was the third time (1919, 1926 & 1927) that North had 'won' the Final and then be denied by the challenge system. Finally Farmer kicked two more, the second after a strong mark over a pack. In March 1885 the South Australian Junior Football Association was formed, with Medindie as one of the founding members.• Record the history of the Club faithfully and accurately. Ken Farmer won the award for Best Junior for the ' B' team in 1928 and made an instant impact on debut in 1929 by kicking 62 goals. North had handled the sodden ball with exceptional skill to establish a commanding 23 point lead at the long break. They were reasonably successful in their first season, finishing fourth of nine teams.The Board approved the establishment of a History Committee in April 2000 and its inaugural meeting was held on . In the Grand Final North beat Norwood 11.11 to 10.8, but as in 1919 Sturt (as minor premiers) had the right of challenge. North had been far superior in the first term but lead by only 6 points. It's believed they originally played on the parklands north-east of North Adelaide (between North Adelaide and Medindie), before later playing closer to the city (near the site of the current Adelaide University Oval).The role of the Committee was laid out at this time - interestingly, it has subsequently been reviewed and has changed very little. North were unlucky to lose Conrad to injury and Sturt won 9.10 to 7.9. Port leveled the scores with an early goal in the second quarter but from that point North were brilliant. They took their colours from Prince Alfred College and wore a strip not dissimilar to the one that Prince's football team wore.Read about our history The Medindie Football Club is formed by a group of nearby college students from Prince Alfred College and Whinham College. On the Thursday night after their debut game (May 17th) at a meeting of the Association the issue of the similarity of colours between the two clubs was raised.Medindie is admitted to the South Australian Football Association. As they would be playing each other on May 26th a solution was needed to avoid the clashing of colours.• Advise the Club on storage and maintenance of its historical records. In 1930 the Club won 14 of its 17 minor round games and finished minor premiers. Port players changed into long sleeve jumpers at half-time and with the rain easing off their ball-handling improved notably. Their first captain, Charles Nitschke, was to go on and have a lifetime association with the North Adelaide Football Club.• Provide advice on displaying photos and memorabilia. Ken Farmer was a star, kicking 57 goals in the first 12 games and then 44 in the next 4 games (including 15 against South in the penultimate round) to become the first SANFL player to kick 100 goals. Port scored the first goal and Farmer replied for North, his 4th for the game. John Reedman (who was to be one of the greatest names in South Australian football at the turn of last century and a future dual premiership captain at North Adelaide) began playing for Medindie in 1885.